Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Brewers trade Renfroe to Angels for 3 pitchers

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Milwaukee Brewers have traded outfielder Hunter Renfroe to the Los Angeles Angels. In exchange, the Angels picked up three players.

The Brewers added pitchers Janson Junk and Elvis Peguero. The team also added minor league prospect Adam Seminaris.

Hunter Renfroe is congratulated by teammates following a walk off RBI against the Diamondbacks (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

“We are very thankful to Hunter for all of his contributions, both on and off the field,” Brewers Senior Vice President and General Manager Matt Arnold said. “While he will certainly be missed, this is an opportunity for our group of exciting young outfielders to impact our Major League team in the near future.”

This trade moves Renfroe back to Californian where he began his career. He was a member of the San Diego Padres from 2016 through 2019.

Since that time, Renfroe will now be on his fourth straight team in 2023. In 2020, he played for the Tampa Bay Rays.

Then in 2021, he played for the Boston Red Sox. Renfroe was with with Brewers in 2022 before the trade.

In his first season with the Brewers, Renfroe had .255 batting average with 29 home runs and 72 RBIs in 125 games.

He was acquired by the Brewers in a trade with the Red Sox on December 1st, 2021. In exchange, Boston received Jackie Bradley Jr., Alex Binelas, and David Hamilton.

Renfroe then re-signed with the Red Sox on March 22nd, 2022. He signed a one-year, $7.65 million deal.

Junk has appeared in seven games, including six starts, over the last two seasons. Peguero has made 16 relief appearances the last two seasons.

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This is the second trade where Junk and Peguero were traded together. They were traded from the New York Yankees to the Angels on July 30th, 2021, for pitcher Andrew Heaney and cash.

Seminaris appeared in 24 games, including 21 starts in 2022. He began the season at the Single-A level and worked his way up to the Triple-A level.

“We are happy to welcome three quality young arms to our organization, two of which are already on the Major League roster and have a chance to impact our team in 2023,” Arnold added. “The ability to add pitching depth to an already strong stable of big-league arms is something we feel good about.”

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 11 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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